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Frames of Reference; Dreamworks

Part of New Television Workshop.

12/11/1980


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Series
Frames of Reference
Program
Dreamworks
Series Description

“Frames of Reference” was a series that began circa 1978. Half-hour shows were produced to showcase commissioned and already created works. It was around this time that the focus of the Workshop shifted, to concentrate more heavily on creating works for broadcast. During its time, “Frames of Reference” was the focus of the Workshop’s national arts programming effort. In an attempt to raise funds and foster collaboration, Workshop personnel approached and visited several public television stations nationwide. The major collaborative relationship was with WGBH’s “sister station,” WGBY (Springfield, Mass.). Among the featured artists were Meredith Monk, Remy Charlip, Trisha Brown, and Peter Campus. In 1981, “Frames of Reference” was packaged and offered to PBS, during what is known as “flex time” and was broadcast by WGBH, WNET (New York), and WGBY (Springfield, Mass.). “Frames of Reference” ended as a series ca. 1983, because of a lack of funding. Series release date: 1978

Program Description

“Dreamworks” contains several video art works that evoke images of dreams or a dream state: “37/73” by Richard Meyers “Reverie” by Thomas Hilty “Dream Moments” by Jerry Uelsmann “Event Horizon” by Bill Viola

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Heat
Experimental films
Magic
Dreams
Ocean
Video art
Deserts
Drawings
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Contributors
Bolinski, Valerie ()
Viola, Bill, 1951- ()
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934- ()
Sass, Barney ()
Babylon, Debra ()
Meyers, Richard ()
Hilty, Thomas ()
Liston, Margaret ()
Citation
Chicago: “Frames of Reference; Dreamworks,” 12/11/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EBE79DCBDF845ADB46DA5BC87EBC9B6.
MLA: “Frames of Reference; Dreamworks.” 12/11/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EBE79DCBDF845ADB46DA5BC87EBC9B6>.
APA: Frames of Reference; Dreamworks. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EBE79DCBDF845ADB46DA5BC87EBC9B6
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